Virginia celebrates opening its 38th state park

STAFFORD, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam and other state officials helped celebrate the opening of the newest Virginia State Park on Thursday.

Widewater State Park in Stafford, Virginia, – which covers 1,100 acres – includes two miles of water frontage along the Potomac River and Aquia Creek.

“Virginia’s state parks attract millions of visitors each year, serving as affordable vacation destinations and adding to the economic vitality of the communities where they are located,” said Governor Northam. “With the dedication of this new state park we build upon Virginia’s legacy of conservation and environmental stewardship and expand opportunities for the public to experience our Commonwealth’s natural beauty and renowned system of state parks.”

Read the full story from WTKR.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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